Shrimp Scampi Recipe
- 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- Hot cooked angel hair pasta
- 1. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, saute garlic in butter and oil until fragrant. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, pepper and oregano; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle with cheese, bread crumbs and parsley.
- 2. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
1 cup: 395 calories, 30g fat (11g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.
Reviews for Shrimp Scampi
"quick, easy and SO tasty!! I added a few fresh tomatoes (chopped) to the skillet with the garlic and it was yummy!"
"We thought this was delicious! This was my first time using a cast-iron skillet, but it was just so easy. The only thing I changed was that I used spaghetti instead of angel hair. Oh and I also used dried parsley instead of fresh. I can understand why the one reviewer said it was "dry", but I don't really agree. There isn't a traditional sauce. But the lemon and butter definitely keep this from becoming dry. Even the leftovers were delicious. We will definitely make this again."
"Agreed with Robby1 the sauce was good enough to double!"
"Why go to a restaurant when you can make this delicious Shrimp Scampi at home!! Next time I will double the sauce. So good and easy to put together!!"
"quick, very good meal! Shrimp was perfect and great over angel hair."
"Excellent recipe. I made French bread to go with it, and it was great for sopping up the juices."
"Absolutely scrumptious without changing a thing. Highly recommend. Have to have again, soon!"
"(Stars still aren't working right. All are 'black')I'd give it a one star although hubby said he liked it. Won't make it again. Was dry. Prefer my shrimp stir-fried or coconut covered."
"This was amazing! I've never had better, even in a restaurant. My son and I sat there moaning while eating it. Lol I highly recommend with no changes. Fab!"
"Excellent and is quick and easy to make."
"My husband loved it. However it is rich."
"Easy to make and delicious"
"I love the broiling with breadcrumbs for crunch but it did overcook the shrimp a bit. Overall this was awesome."
"This was a quicker version of shrimp scampi than my usual, but was very tasty. I add 1/4 C white wine to the sauce for additional flavor that we enjoy. The crumb topping added a pleasant crunch. As another reviewed has said, take care NOT to overcook the shrimp. I have also doubled the recipe for company and added 1lb bay scallops for a "seafood scampi" that is quite good. We enjoy the texture of angel hair pasta with our scampi."
"So quick, simple & good. Restaurant quality taste. I used farfalle (bow tie) pasta & it was perfect, all the nooks & crannies collected the crumbs & garlic. Once the garlic is minced & the shrimp is cleaned, this dish comes together in 5 minutes. I made this recipe as is, but you could add a veggie or two, it would be fabulous."
"I'm always looking for the perfect shrimp scampi recipe. This might be it."
"Delicious! Be careful not to overcook the shrimp though. With sauteing and a quick broil, it's easy to do. I will make again and will add a little white wine. We did enjoy the added crunch from Panko breadcrumbs!"
"Wow!! I am amazed that such a simple dish tastes so great :)"
"Replaced the lemon juice with white wine. I followed all of the other ingredients though. Came out great."
"This is a GREAT shrimp scampi recipe. It was super simple and delish! I did add more garlic and lemon juice. So good!"
"Best shrimp scampi recipe I've found. I added an extra clove of garlic because we love garlic. To create more sauce, I added some homemade creamy tomato soup that I had on hand. Skipped the parsley. It was heavenly."
"Best we' ve ever had!!! Absolutely delicious!!!!!"
"I tried many shrimp scampi recipes. This one is the tastiest of all! I double the recipe just because I have all males in the house. Followed it to a "T" and it was great! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe ??"
"Excellent! Because of personal preference, we'll cut back on the amount of garlic next time. The only other chance we made was to add a splash of white wine. Thanks so much for the recipe - we'll use it often."
"If I could give this recipe 25 stars, I would. This is by far the most amazing shrimp scampi recipe I have EVER made. And I've made many over the years. I really feel this is THE ONE I've been looking for.Having just read the review from "happy18777" I could have just put my review as "ditto!!!!!!!!!!P.S. I will now stop looking for the perfect shrimp scampi recipe"
"Being a New Englander I have had some of the best restaurant Shrimp Scampi .. This recipe is by far the best I've EVER had. 5 star restaurant, wonderful. Thank you"
"Super simple and delicious!"
"My my! Oh so good! Added some fresh asparagus while sauteing garlic. By the time the shrimp were ready the asparagus was just right. My husband said "this is a do over"."
"This is one of my all time favorites. Ive made this with both shrimp and with chicken (when I have no shrimp in the house). I fallow directions the same for both. Yes the shrimp is better then the chicken, but its a nice change of pace for chicken. It needs a tad more sauce for both chicken ad shrimp for us. But thats easily taken care of."
"This was simple and delicious! I loved the hint of lemon. I used gluten free bread crumbs. I served this over parmesan risotto. I will definitely be making this again!"
"Just by reading the ingredients in a recipe, I can decipher it's caliber.This one is a winner. ; )Thank you."
"Excellent and so easy and quick. Perfect and will share and make again. Thank you"
"Delicious and quick. Watch for bags of frozen, peeled, deveined shrimp to go on sale (if you're landlocked like me). Agree with use of some red pepper flakes for heat, but add into the oil to flavor it. Can use white wine in place of lemon juice (or combination of the two). Add a little bit of the pasta water to make more sauce, without adding extra fat."
"I love shrimp scampi and I am a critic when it comes to good tasting food! This recipe is Awesome! Easy and flavorful. The family love it. This will be my 'Go to recipe' for shrimp scampi. I highly recommend it!!"
"Really Good and I did double the sauce as suggested. Was perfect for me."
"I think I will double the butter and olive oil next time. This was very tasty but I like a little more sauce for my pasta!!!"
"Amazing! It was so easy to make and wowed everyone! Will definitely make again!"
"This is an excellent shrimp scampi. I would suggest go less on the lemon juice."
"I made this just as the recipe said, and my husband and I loved it! He loves angel hair pasta and even suggested I make this dish more often!"
"I just had to have a little more substantial pasta and used linguine. I could eat this stuff every day!!!"
"This is the best version of Shrimp Scampi I have ever had. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you Lori Packer for sharing this recipe. The only thing I did differently is add a half teaspoon of red pepper flakes before adding the cheese, bread crumbs and parsley."
"Mom and hubby really liked it!"
"I made this just as the recipe called, except used a generous teaspoon of chopped fresh oregano because I have an abundance of it in my garden. I also used the thinner fetticini noodles because my husband hates angel hair pasta. The recipe was fabulous and will definitely be making this the next time all my children are home."
"I have been making this one for years and it is one of my favorites. Nice, light version. Just the right amount of butter/oil. Now if I can only get the price of shrimp down..."
"My entire family loved this recipe and will definitely fix it again! Next time I am going to try putting the pasta in the bottom of the pan before broiling because it got cold before I finished the shrimp. Was making double the recipe and did it in two batches."
"My sister and brother-in-law rated this recipe Yum! Yum!"
"we have made this several times over the passed several years after I found this recipe on here, every time my parents visit or we visit them (maybe twice a year) they have me make this, everyone one loves it including the picky toddler and hubby, fixing it again tonight :-)"
"This is very good"
"My husband loved it! A little too much lemon juice though, next time I will only do 1/8 cup instead of the full 1/4 cup :) Overall very nice"
"This was super-easy to make and absolutely delicious!! Why pay $15 a plate at a restaurant when I could feed the whole family this delicious meal for under $10?!"
"Why did it take me so long to find this recipe? It's so simple to make and it tastes wonderful."
"A very simple and delicious dish... The whole family loved it!"
"Wow.. This was really good! I added halved mushrooms and used Italian Seasoning instead of Parsley. Can't wait to have it again."
"Excellent! Will definitely make again. Added a side salad and glass of wine to complement the meal."
"OMG! I make this all the time! It is wonderfull!"
"Very good recipe, may have to try adding white wine or more butter--I'm thinking that the wine would be better. Delicious and very easy!"
"I have been making a version of this for years. To make the sauce stretch I add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of white wine. My choice is a good Chardonnay!! Love the bread crumbs on top, very glad I found your version!!"
"Tried this dish tonight and I personally enjoyed it! It was quick and easy another keeper."
"This was a great recipe. I really impressed my mother-in-law when I made it for dinner. I wish I would have made this when I still lived in Florida. Key West pinks would have been even more amazing with this recipe."
"absolutely delicious. i also added a little more butter and olive oil."
"Delicious! I made this exactly as written and we loved it. One change that I will make next time will be to double the sauce ingredients to better cover the pasta."
"This is a favorite recipe. The only change I make to it is that I mix up a package of alfredo sauce mix and add that to the pasta before serving with the scamp. Such an elegant dish, that I serve to guests. They will never guess it only takes minutes to prepare. I have even made it for people who don't enjoy seafood and watched them go back for seconds. Would highly recommend this recipe with the addition of the alfredo sauce."
"This has become a favourite recipe. The only thing I change about it, is that I make up a package mix of alfredo sauce and add that to the pasta before I top it with the scampi. Such an elegant recipe that I serve it to guests and they love it, never guessing it only takes minutes to put together. I have served it people who don't like seafood and had them go back for seconds. Would highly recommend with the added alfredo sauce mix!"
"Loved the taste,had to make some changes for next time....not enough sauce, will ad white wine, use less lemon juice, will use less bread crumbs, thinks just a sprinkle across top to broil and brown is good enough. Also, recipe, did not mention pasta amount used in this dish. I used a pound, for 4 people.AAlthough I tripled the recipe....I love left overs. Also, stored Scampi seperately, so that pasta didnot absorb sauce. Very easy recipe, and quick to boot. Thanks....A crowd pleaser, served with salad and garlic bread with melted mozzarella.....just yummy!"
"Yummy! Super easy! A new family favorite!"
"Really the best recipe I've come across for Shrimp scampi in years!! quick and easy, too! My family said that this will replace several of their favorite recipes (even my lasagna)!!"
"I have made this many times and it is always a hit. Excellent recipe!"
"Simple and delicious. We will definitely have this again. Next time I may try replacing the lemon juice with white wine."
"This was very good, it was a fast and easy dish to make! Thanks!"
"This was very good, it was a fast and easy dish to make! Thanks!"
"I am the only one in the house who eats seafood and that was okay with me with this recipe because I didn't have to share;) Love this!"
"enjoyed the mix of flavors, though I will use about half the amount of lemon juice next time, only because I don't really care for lemon flavor"
"children, friends say it tastes as if it was ordered in the restaurant. Easy to prepare and every morsel is eaten. I have also used chicken instead of the shrimp"
"Family loved it. Made a double batch for 5 people and it was gone in one meal."
"Very good and VERY simple. I used about half the lemon juice, a little more garlic,so red pepper flakes and about 1/2 cup of white wine. I was worried that adding the bread crumbs was going to soak up all the sauce. I was wrong. Just sprinkling them with the cheese over the top, no mixing. Than broiling for color and texture wasperfect. Put over noddles, but would be great just as a scampi"
"I made this for my family tonight and they loved it! It was the best! I will definitely keep this one."
"I have been making this recipe for a few years now...it's a favorite of the whole family. The only thing i do different is adding alot more fresh lemon juice. It really is great try it!"
"I use this recipe all the time, so easy to prepare. I also use scallops in place of the shrimp."
"Forgot to add I especially liked the ease of the preparation! So good AND easy!"
"My family loved this recipe. i did add more shrimp than called for, because my three yr old loves them."
"Agreed that it needed more "sauce." The 2nd time I made it I added a bit more olive oil and butter. Also used cooked, small Maine shrimp and it was so yummy! It's on its way to becoming a favorite around my house!"
"My 12 year old son loves this delicious dish. He likes the honey grilled shrimp better though."
"Made for New Years Eve for the family and was a huge hit. Broiling it was what gave it that special touch. Will definitely make again!!"
"very quick and easy....added small scallops with the shrimp...yummy!"
"I omitted the bread crumbs and it was still delicious! The lemon juice really brightens the flavor of the dish."
"Very simple! This was my first time making shrimp and it turned out perfect! My family raved over it! I served it as a side with a London Broil and not with pasta. Delicious!"
"Savory! Has become a favorite with my wife and girls (even my picky teenager)!"
"Even my very picky daughter came back for seconds. Super easy recipe."
"This recipe is delicious! My husband and two year old twins ate it up, plus seconds! After reading the comments I increased the amount of sauce by adding about 3/4 cup white cooking wine and only put about 1/4 cup of lemon juice. I also upped the oregano and pepper. To thicken it I added a tablespoon or two of sour cream. I cooked the shrimp mixture (with frozen shrimp) and pasta on the stove and then put everything in a corningware baking dish to broil it with the bread crumbs and cheese on top. I personally thought it needed more lemon juice and added it at the table, but my kids and husband thought it was perfect without any add-ons. It was soooo easy and I will make it again. This will be a weekly staple meal in our house! And did I mention that it's pretty and good enought to serve to company!"
"This was delicious! My family raved about it for days!"
"My family says this is a keeper! Hubby would have liked a bit more sauce over the pasta, but otherwise it was perfect and sooo easy."
"This meal is absolutely delicious! Try using Italian style bread crumbs..yum yum"
"This meal was delicious! I used white wine instead of lemon juice, after reading the reviews. It was soooo good. Yummy! and easy!"
"This was very delicious. Broiling it in the oven was a great idea."
"very good, but i agree about the lemon, it was too much."
"Delicious! However, I also used less lemon juice and added a bit more olive oil. Next time I will try it with the white wine."
"This turned out great I forgot to click on the rating stars I would have given this recipe 5 stars!"
"Turned out great! Use extra shrimp a little more butter, little less lemon and added bread crumbs to sauce before I added the shrimp. I did not broil."
"this was absolutely delicious!!"
"This recipe was GREAT!! The only change I made was halving the lemon juice and using chicken broth for the other half so it wouldn't be so lemony. I also added fresh basil in addition to the fresh parsley. I did broil it, which I agree added a nice touch!! My family is very picky and they all agree this one is a keeper!"
"I substituted white cooking wine for lemon juice. I used frozen cooked shrimp. As it thawed the water from the shrimp mixed with the rest of the scampi sauce and made it the perfect consistency. I did not broil it in the oven. I made it entirely on the stove. Delicious!"
"I agree with the lemon juice. I just made it. I did enjoy it; however, adding some white wine and subtracting some lemon juice would enhance the recipe. I mixed the bread crumbs, cheese, and parsley together before adding to shrimp. The broiling was a nice touch."
"This is something I would want to try, except, any good scampi has dry white wine. Without the wine it is flat.Give it a try with the wine. Make sure you cook the wine off at least 10 minutes."
"I would substitute white wine for most of that lemon juice. That's way too much for a pound of shrimp."
"My family and I thought it had way to much lemon juice. I suggest start out with 2 T first then add more to taste."
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.